In 2015 alone, it is estimated that approximately 8500 Canadians will be diagnosed with the most aggressive form of skin cancer: melanoma. Often forming from an abnormal mole or lesion on the skin, early detection of melanoma can be life-saving.
As a Mitacs Globalink Research Intern under the supervision of Dr. Hachimi Fellouah at the Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Sarahi is contributing to research on the behaviour of airflow around an aerodynamic object within a wind tunnel.
Laura Solis Rodriguez is about to enter her final year at Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, where she’s a marketing and communications student. Because of her specialization in advertising photography, Laura was used to thinking about objects in terms of how to market them to potential customers
Laura and her fellow UBC researchers are integrating robotic assistance and social media gaming into rehabilitation exercises. This integration provides a rewarding and fun user experience for patients, while tracking their progress in the comfort of their homes.
Under the supervision of Professor Robert Gooding, Birbal is using statistical techniques to understand how genetic or environmental factors may contribute to accelerated growth of tumours during advanced stages of prostate cancer.
"I couldn’t believe I had the chance to work on something that I loved so much. After my experience, I kept in touch with my professors: they were such an inspiration to me, I couldn’t let go this professional relationship go away.”
Christina’s Accelerate project, under the supervision of Dr. Danielle Marceau and Dr. Marco Musiani, developed a computer model to assess the impact of natural resource development on Alberta’s caribou population.